Join us for an entertaining night of spoken word performance, live music, projections and more. The Packing Shed is a new omnibus performing arts event organised by Furious Penguins and hosted at MGA-ARI.

As well as our feature performers Heather Freedman and Peter MacPherson we will have plenty of open mic slots. So bring your work and read, sing, tell jokes, improvise, juggle; thrill us or chill us or crash and burn, it’s all good. The focus of the night is on encouraging experimental and emerging performers so be brave and … be there! We would particularly like to encourage some improvised storytelling: the prompt is what kind of animal are you?

We also have a book swap table – bring a book, take a book. Poetry books preferred but a bit of this and that makes for serendipity.

Food and bar available. Entry by donation. Doors open 7pm, performances from 7.30. Get there early and register for the open mic. Any enquiries about the evening, please contact MC Alan Whykes via

Venue is MGA-ARI at 62 Gormanston Rd, Moonah. By bus: Hobart-Glenorchy buses, get off at Stop 19 and scoot down east down Fleet Street then through the skanky alley, turn left and you’re there. By car: drive your miserable heap to Gormanston and park on the street where you belong.
Alan Whykes